Author: Philip Purser
Publisher: TFH Publications Inc
Learn everything you need to know about Bearded Dragons, including detailed information on grooming and handling. This book also contains information on keeping and breeding Lawsons Dragon.
Author: Tristan Pulsifer,Jacquelyn Elnor Johnson
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Often called "the puppy dog of lizards," the Bearded Dragon is the most popular, charming and frisky of lizard pets. In this book readers learn how to care for and where to get this friendly little lizard. They also learn responsible of pet ownership. Includes 29 colour photos and lively writing for kids.
Expert Advice for Keeping and Caring For a Healthy Bearded Dragon
Author: Philippe De Vosjoil,Terri M Sommella,Robert Mailloux,Susan Donoghue,Roger J. Klingenberg
Publisher: Lumina Media
Reptiles are popular pets, and it can be argued that the bearded dragon is the best reptile to keep as a pet. This newly updated and expanded edition of the best-selling The Bearded Dragon Manual promises to excite new and seasoned herp enthusiasts with its in-depth discussion on all aspects of dragon keeping and its brilliant color photography. Written by a team of recognized herpetoculture authorities, veterinarians, and specialists, this volume offers comprehensive information that will be welcomed by newcomers and experienced bearded-dragon enthusiasts alike. Inside The Bearded Dragon Manual: •History and characteristics of the different types of bearded dragons •How to select bearded dragons as pets or for breeding •Creating a comfortable habitat for your bearded dragon with proper heat and lighting •Understanding typical bearded-dragon behavior •Feeding your dragon a nutritionally sound diet throughout its life •Recognizing signs of disease and how to handle health issues •Informative health and feeding charts as well as helpful answers to dragon-keeping FAQs •Close to 100 color photographs, including a section dedicated to beautifully colored morphs •A special chapter on the care and breeding of frilled dragons
The Essential Guide to Ownership, Care, and Training for Your Pet
Author: Kate H. Pellham
Have you been thinking about getting a pet hamster? Are you kids constantly begging you for a pet but you aren't sure whether it's a smart decision? Do you already own a hamster but want to learn more about how to care for it properly? Then this complete guide to hamster care is exactly what you are looking for. It will provide you with all the information you need to make the right decision. Whether you are considering buying a hamster or you already own one, this guide is the perfect resource to help you make the smartest decisions when it comes to owning a hamster as a pet. For example, did you know that not all hamsters are the same? There are more than 25 different species of hamster in the world! Only 5 of them have been domesticated to be kept as pets. But even among those 5, there are some important differences that you need to know when making your decision to get a hamster. This guide contains a full chapter that thoroughly describes each of these 5 species-where they are native to, what they look like, what their personality is like, and more. This will help you decide not only whether to get a hamster or not but which specific species of hamster is right for you! Owning a pet can be a huge responsibility. You're taking care of a living creature, after all. Use this guide to make sure you are ready to take on all the responsibilities that come with owning a pet hamster. You can make sure that your hamster is happy, healthy, and safe by following the simple instructions for hamster care in this book. Consider all the pros and cons so that you can make the right choices! Learn about: the physical & behavioral characteristics of all 5 species of "pet" hamster their life cycle and habitat in the wild the basic necessities you need to buy for a pet and how much it's going to cost you to provide the proper care everything you need to know about giving your hamster the highest possible quality of life the pros and cons of owning a pet hamster the most common problems & illnesses that hamsters experience and how to watch out for them special tips for training your hamster to do cool tricks a bonus chapter on how to start breeding hamsters and the best way to sell them and much, much more! Make sure that you know everything you need to know before you make this important decision. Find out if owning a hamster is the right choice for you! Purchase This Book Today!“
From the Experts at Advanced Vivarium Systems
Author: Philippe De Vosjoli
Publisher: i5 Publishing
Illustrated with over 150 color photographs, Crested Geckos is an authoritative, visual guide to this very popular lizard species. For their amazing colors and patterns, low maintenance requirements, longevity, and attractive appearance, crested geckos have captured the fancy of hobbyists. Crested Geckos provides guidelines for keepers who wish to select a crested gecko to add to their vivarium and to maintain their pet in excellent health and condition. Author Philippe de Vosjoli provides an introduction to crested gecko, including information about purchasing a healthy pet, handling, heating and housing, water and feeding, life cycle and sexing, and breeding. A separate chapter on diseases and disorders provides solid info on the health needs of these rewarding reptiles, including recognizing signs of disease, tail loss and pelvic deformities. The author has also written two chapters devoted to the color of crested geckos, their most alluring feature for many herpetoculturists. The chapters include discussions of color changes (as the gecko matures) and morphs, heavily illustrated with photographs of unusually colored crested geckos. For crested gecko keepers looking to expand their home populations, a chapter on the Rhacodactylus species describes five species with similar requirements despite their significantly different appearances, from the medium-sized knobby-headed gargoyle gecko to the giant Rhacodactylus leachianus.
Expert Advice for Keeping and Caring for a Healthy Leopard Gecko
Author: Philippe De Vosjoil,Thomas Mazorlig,Roger Klingenberg,Roger Tremper,Brian Viets
Publisher: i5 Publishing LLC
The leopard gecko has fast become the reptilian version of the parakeet or goldfish. Considered to be the first domesticated species of lizard, the leopard gecko is attractive, perfectly sized, and easy to breed. Leopard Gecko Manual takes a close look at all the characteristics that have made these attractive lizards so amazingly popular in the pet world. Written by a team of herpetoculture experts and gecko specialists, this up-to-date and authoritative guide provides reliable guidelines for keepers who wish to add a gecko to their vivarium and maintain their pet in excellent health and condition. This second edition is revised and expanded to include new sections on Gecko nutrition and feeding, housing, breeding, and banded Geckos. Inside the Leopard Gecko Manual: How to select leopard geckos as pets or for breeding Understanding the anatomy and behavior of these fascinating lizards Feeding your leopard gecko a nutritionally sound diet, with the latest insights on feeder insects and prepared foods How to design and maintain the ideal naturalistic habitat for your leopard gecko Detailed information on all aspects of breeding, egg-laying, and incubation What you need to know about skin shedding cycles and tail loss Recognizing signs of disease and how to handle health issues Special chapters on African fat-tailed geckos and other eublepharids
The Complete Guide to Caring for and Keeping Bearded Dragons As Pets
Author: Pet Care Professionals
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Bearded Dragon Care: The Complete Guide to Caring for and Keeping Bearded Dragons as Pets Here at Pet Care Professionals we are passionate about pet care. As a brand we have a strong idea of what makes up a good pet care book. We consult with multiple experts in each animals field to allow us to create a book filled with cumulative opinions and best practices. The experts we consult range from veterinarians to every day pet keepers who have had years of experience caring for the specific animal each book is on. Our aim, and mission, is to produce the best possible pet care books that are a great value for money. This care manual will instruct you on the best practices for caring for a Bearded Dragon as a pet. The name 'bearded dragon' refers to a genus of reptiles which contains eight lizard species. The scientific name for this genus is 'Pogona' and they are also colloquially referred to as 'beardies.' The lizards within the genus gained the name 'bearded dragon' due to the extraordinary 'beard' located on the underside of the lizard's throat. In the wild bearded dragons can commonly be found basking on rocks or on the branches of trees due to the species adept ability to climb. They are found throughout Australia in a wide range of habitats ranging from deserts to shrubland and woodlands. Due to their hardy nature and interesting appearance bearded dragons have become a very popular pet and are fairly easy to care for in comparison to other exotic lizard species. Tags: Bearded Dragon, Bearded, Dragon, Beardie, Vivarium, Bearded Dragon Care, Beardie Care, Lizard Care, Bearded Lizard Care, Bearded Dragon Pet, Beardie Pet, Bearded Lizard Pet, Bearded Dragon feeding, Beardie feeding, Lizard feeding, Manual, keeper, Bearded Dragon morph, Bearded Dragon pet guide, Bearded Dragon Pet Care, pet guide, pet, lizard pet, lizard care, lizard manual, lizard pet care,
Your Complete Guide to Caring for Your Pet at Every Stage of Life
Author: Liz Palika
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
The reptile expert for pets.com expands on Prima's Your Pet's Life series with a book giving owners the information they need as they care for their iguana.
Amazing Pictures & Interesting Facts for Kids
Author: Susie Eli
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Bearded Dragon: Amazing Pictures & Interesting Facts for Kids Before the 1990's, you could only find bearded dragons in Central and South Australia. Their natural habitat in those regions is forests, grasslands, and deserts. People would often see them relaxing on tree branches, stumps, and rocks every morning. Bearded dragons were only brought to the United States and to other countries in the 1990's. Because bearded dragons are gentle, they became popular pets. Today, you can find bearded dragons in many exotic pet stores. Table of Contents Chapter 1 - Bearded Dragons - Where did they come from? Chapter 2 - Bearded Dragons - What do they look like? Chapter 3 - Bearded Dragons - Do they have different kinds? Chapter 4 - Bearded Dragons - What do they eat? Chapter 5 - Bearded Dragons - Are they ideal as pets? Chapter 6 - Bearded Dragons - How do I know if it's a male or a female? Chapter 7 - Bearded Dragons - Where should my pet live? Chapter 8 - Bearded Dragons - Do they act weird sometimes? Chapter 9 - Bearded Dragons - Which color should I select? Chapter 10 - Bearded Dragons - Do they need to be bathe? Chapter 11 - Bearded Dragons - Do they have special needs? Chapter 12 - Bearded Dragons - Do they also need vitamins just like I do? Chapter 13 - Bearded Dragons - Do they also get sick? Chapter 14 - Bearded Dragons - How do I maintain their hygiene? Chapter 15 - Bearded Dragons - Where can I buy my bearded dragon? Chapter 16 - Bearded Dragons - How do I choose a healthy one?
Your Happy Healthy Pet
Author: Julie Rach Mancini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Your Happy Healthy Pet The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly! With a chirpy "voice" and quirky personality, the cockatiel is the most popular companion bird. Cockatiels are not big talkers, but most can whistle. This fun guide will help you from the initial "get acquainted" period throughout your bird's life with information on: * Selecting a healthy bird * Setting up a healthy and stimulating home * Feeding, grooming, and veterinary care * The unique behaviors of cockatiels * Getting small children and cockatiels to coexist peacefully * Teaching your bird to do tricks With their amusing antics, cockatiels provide live entertainment and a welcome release from everyday stress. You provide proper care, and they'll provide great companionship for years!
Author: Gary West,Darryl Heard,Nigel Caulkett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia, Second Edition is a fully updated and revised version of the first comprehensive reference on anesthetic techniques in captive and free-ranging wildlife. Now including expanded coverage of avian and aquatic species, this exhaustive resource presents information on the full range of zoo and wildlife species. Covering topics ranging from monitoring and field anesthesia to CPR and euthanasia, the heart of the book is devoted to 53 species-specific chapters providing a wealth of information on little-known and common zoo and wildlife animals alike. In addition to new species chapters, the new edition brings a new focus on pain management, including chronic pain, and more information on species-specific physiology. Chapters on airway management, monitoring, emergency therapeutics, and field procedures are all significantly expanded as well. This update to Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia is an invaluable addition to the library of all zoo and wildlife veterinarians.
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
Understanding and Caring for Your Pet
Author: Lance Jepson
PETS (CHILDREN'S/YA). The more you know about your pet, the better you'll be able to provide the care and attention he requires for a healthy and happy life. The pet friendly guides offer advice on every aspect of care. Ages 13+
A Complete Guide to Uromastyx
Author: John F. Taylor
Publisher: TFH Publications
The captive breeding of uromastyx, also known as spiny-tailed lizards or mastigures, is becoming increasingly popular. This guide discusses all the species available and features useful advice from an experienced keeper and breeder on essential topics like housing, nutrition, health care, and breeding.
The Fascinating Science of Animal Intelligence, Emotions, Friendship, and Conservation
Author: Marc Bekoff
Publisher: New World Library
In 2009, Marc Bekoff was asked to write on animal emotions for Psychology Today. Some 500 popular, jargon-free essays later, the field of anthrozoology — the study of human-animal relationships — has grown exponentially, as have scientific data showing how smart and emotional nonhuman animals are. Here Bekoff offers selected essays that showcase the fascinating cognitive abilities of other animals as well as their empathy, compassion, grief, humor, joy, and love. Humpback whales protect gray whales from orca attacks, combat dogs and other animals suffer from PTSD, and chickens, rats, and mice display empathy. This collection is both an updated sequel to Bekoff’s popular book The Emotional Lives of Animals and a call to begin the important work of “rewilding” ourselves and changing the way we treat other animals.
And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience
Author: Gregory Berns
Publisher: Basic Books
"Dog lovers and neuroscientists should both read this important book." --Dr. Temple Grandin What is it like to be a dog? A bat? Or a dolphin? To find out, neuroscientist and bestselling author Gregory Berns and his team did something nobody had ever attempted: they trained dogs to go into an MRI scanner--completely awake--so they could figure out what they think and feel. And dogs were just the beginning. In What It's Like to Be a Dog, Berns takes us into the minds of wild animals: sea lions who can learn to dance, dolphins who can see with sound, and even the now extinct Tasmanian tiger. Berns's latest scientific breakthroughs prove definitively that animals have feelings very much like we do--a revelation that forces us to reconsider how we think about and treat animals. Written with insight, empathy, and humor, What It's Like to Be a Dog is the new manifesto for animal liberation of the twenty-first century.
A Resource for Clinicians and Researchers
Author: Christopher Blazina,Güler Boyraz,David Shen-Miller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
There have been dramatic increases in the financial, emotional, and psychological investment in pets over the past four decades. The increasing importance of animal companions in people's lives has resulted in growing emphasis on the human-animal bond within academic literature. This book introduces practicing and emerging professionals to vital subject matter concerning this growing specialty area by providing an essential framework and information through which to consider the unique contextual backdrop of the human-animal bond. Such contexts include a wide array of themes including: issues of attachment and loss, success and frustration with making and sustaining connections, world views regarding animal ethics, familial history of neglect or abuse, and cultural dynamics that speak to the order of things between mankind and nature. Adopting a contextual stance will aid mental health professionals in appreciating why and how this connection has become a significant part of everyday life for many. As with any other important clinical dynamic, training and preparation are needed to gain competence for professional practice and research. To this end, an ensemble of international experts across the fields of psychology and mental health explore topics that will help both new and established clinicians increase and understanding of the various ways the human-animal bond manifests itself. Perspectives from beyond the scope of psychology and mental health such as anthropology, philosophy, literature, religion, and history are included to provide a sampling of the significant contexts in which the human-animal bond is established. What brings these divergent topics together in a meaningful way is their relevance and centrality to the contextual bonds that underlie the human-animal connection. This text will be a valuable resource that provides opportunities to deepen one's expertise in understanding the psychology of the human-animal bond.
Author: C. G. Jung
Category: Social Science
Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader. Praise for Man and His Symbols “This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.”—Guardian “Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.”—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate “This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.”—Galveston News-Tribune “A magnificent achievement.”—Main Currents “Factual and revealing.”—Atlanta Times
Author: Wendy Bedwell-Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Has a Boston Terrier stolen your heart? Whether you’re thinking about adding one of these “American Gentlemen” to your home or you already have one, this fun, friendly guide is the key to becoming a responsible and happy puppy parent! Boston Terriers For Dummies gives you all the basics on raising and living with this intelligent, affectionate breed. You’ll learn where and how this dog originated, what it needs, and how to determine if a Boston Terrier is the right dog for you and your family. From feeding and grooming to basic training, you get all the tips any Boston owner needs to make their dog feel welcome, loved, and well-cared for. You’ll discover how to: Understand the breed’s origin and history Choose the right Boston Terrier for you Puppy-proof your home and yard Teach your Boston basic commands Housetrain and socialize your puppy Correct Boston behavior gone bad Handle breed-specific health concerns Enhance your dog’s quality of life Travel with your Boston—or find a reputable sitter Care for the senior dog Complete with sections on nutrition, first aid, and exercise and play, Boston Terriers For Dummies is the only guide you need to raise a happy, healthy dog!
Author: James Joyce
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
An extraordinary look at an ordinary dayJune 16, 1904in the life of a middle-aged Jewish man living in Dublin, Ireland. Leopold Bloom, who is sure that his wife is being unfaithful, must come to terms with how that affects their marriage and whether it changes the nature of their love for one another. Richly detailed stream-of-consciousness narration immerses the reader in the thoughts and emotions of the characters as they deal with the normal events of daily life in Dublin, as well as grander issues like sexuality, prejudice, birth, and death. This is an unabridged version of Irish author James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist tale, which parallels Homer's Odyssey. It was first published serially in the American journal The Little Review between 1918 and 1921, and published in novel form in 1922 in Paris.